Whether you’re looking for a quiet fishing experience off the piers along the Black River – or a fun and exciting fishing charter adventure out on Lake Michigan with an experienced fishing guide – we have it here!  The list of charters below provides great opportunities to hook a big one on the big Lake: salmon, steelhead, perch or trout. Click on the resources below for current fishing conditions, as well as current beach and lake conditions.  We also have a list of links for additional fishing information at the local and State level. South Haven is blessed to have wonderful members of our community, led by the South Haven Steelheaders, who are committed to promoting and preserving sport fishing in our area.

Black River Park and Boat Launch

132 Dunkley Avenue - South Haven

Enjoy a day along the river!  This park sports a really nice kayak launch, so you can easily get into your kayak and on the water without getting wet. It's also the perfect spot to jump onto the Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail and travel up the river enjoying the natural sights. It's even handicapped acce...

Black River Park Fish Cleaning Station

E Wells Street - South Haven

Located in Black River Park and Boat Launch. Free to use by both residents and visitors. Universally accessible. Free Parking. Two multi-station cleaning tables with grinders, spray hoses and power cords for knives that feed each table from above, a fish scaler, and a cooler cleaning station. 

Hood Outdoors

07078 73 1/2 Street - South Haven
269-767-7008 / christy@hoodoutdoors.com

Hood Outdoors is a sporting goods store both online and in South Haven, Michigan. Our aim is to provide the best fishing and archery supplies to our customers while encouraging families to engage in hunting, fishing, and archery sports. We carry live bait! Currently, we carry minnows, trolling strip...

IT-IL-DO Charter

345 Water Street, Slip #26 - South Haven
269-214-6934 / cbard@bloomingdalecom.net

Fish for salmon, steelhead, trout and perch.  We offer trips on a 33' Tiara Sport Fisherman and 30' Cherokee Charter Edition. Sunset cruises available.




Mr. Bill Charters

280 Oak Street, Slip #3 - South Haven
269-760-7388 / chartermann@yahoo.com

Salmon and Trout Charters. 5 Hours - up to 4 people, $450. 6 Hours - up to 4 people, $500. 8 Hours - up to 4 people, $600. Each person added up to 6 persos, $25 each. Includes: All safety equipment and fishing gear. All fish are cleaned and packaged for you. Required: A valid Michigan fishing lice...

South Haven Fishing Charters

519 Williams Street - South Haven

Salmon and perch, we also offer sunset cruises. Captain Jeff has been salmon and perch fishing for over 30 years out of South Haven. We offer two boats a 30ft. SeaRay for salmon and a 22ft. SeaCat for perch. We can accomodate a maximum of 6 people. Call for more information or visit our website.

South Haven Steelheaders

Moose Lodge - South Haven
We are diverse group of citizens concerned about our community, its vitality, its deep fishing and outdoor recreation tradition.  We have come together to become the largest chapter of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen’s Association because MSSFA, created in 1967 after the introduction of Pacific Salmon in Lake Michigan, affo...

Strong Performance Charters

River Noire Yacht Club - South Haven
269-217-9845 / captainmatt@strongperformancecharters.com

Enjoy a "Get Involved" fishing trip for salmon and trout on a clean, licensed boat. The boat has all the fishing equipment and we clean and bag your catch.
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